“Follow-the-Dots” to Writing Success!

Tip – Teach your students to make their own “follow-the-dots” challenges.

Ever find yourself looking through activity books for dots activities and think that they all look confusing? While some kids can’t wait to get their hands on the most challenging puzzles of all, others find what is available much too complicated.


Introduce your students to their own “Make-your-own” kind. They can use numbers or letters to label the dots. They can spread out the dots, arrange them randomly on the page, or make them into specific designs.

Fun Extension!

Depending on the age, interest, and experience of your students, they might want to make “follow-the-dots” designs for each other.


Writing practice continues. Besides being fun, there is really a lot to these. Eye-hand coordination, concentration, and learning to control the length of writing a straight line are just a few of the perks that come along with this kind of hands-on interactive fun.

*Adapted from Make Your Own Preschool Games: A Personalized Play and Learn Program by Sally Goldberg, p. 176 – 177.

June! Month of the Dads

Here’s an idea! Have each student design a “follow-the-dots” challenge for their dad.

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